Tuesday, March 28

“Gásfiter”, “cotufa” and “escortei”: the words that Spanish has adapted (or deformed) from English

  • Fernanda Paul
  • HayFestivalArequipa @ BBCMundo

English Spanish

Image source, Getty Images

In the middle of one of those routine zoom meetings with my fellow BBC members, someone knocked on my door.

“I have to go open the gasfiter,” I told them.

To my surprise, the only one who understood me was my boss, who, like me, is Chilean.

The rest, they asked the same question that you are probably asking yourself: ¿qWhat the hell does gasfiter mean?


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